What's New

- UI improvements-new icon and homepage
- Easy restart of a session
- New video preview
- Minor fixes

App Description

NEW LOW PRICE! Seven languages on ONE app! Designed by a licensed speech-language pathologist to help your child learn English, Spanish (Latin), Chinese (Simplified), French and other languages! It is a multilingual world, and your child needs every advantage to compete. This simple, inexpensive app for the iPAD is a great way to start. Featuring a new icon and homepage!

Apple! Manzana! Pomme! How many ways can you say it? Just select the language of your choice and start playing! This beautifully illustrated and photographed, multi-language app is perfect for the toddler or speech-delayed child who is learning how to label common nouns as well as for any child who wants to learn the names of basic objects in the following 7 languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

The app has a core of 50 objects, which are shown 10 or more ways so the child with special needs can more readily generalize their meaning. For example, “chair” is shown as a wooden chair, a blue plastic lawn chair, an overstuffed upholstered chair, a rolling desk chair, and even a plastic toy pink chair.

There are 3 activities: Learn the Word, Find the Word (receptive vocabulary) and Say the Word (expressive vocabulary). In the Learn the Word activity, the child is taught the name for the word by a native speaker of the selected language by hearing and seeing it 5 times. In the Find the Word activity, the child is shown 5 pictures and is asked to find the requested object. The Say the Word game features a fun spinner and recording feature! The word is then played back and the user can compare to the model for that word, in whatever language has been chosen.

Options in the Settings: If answered correctly, a cute, short animation can be shown after a specified number of responses, depending upon the setting the user chooses (1, 3, or 5). You can select photographs, color drawings or random. Text can be “on” to support early reading skills, or “off” to support early listening skills. This is for the home version and is for a single-only user. Results can be emailed, and missed items can be played.


PRIVACY POLICY: We do NOT collect personal data from our users and have no ads. Personal data regarding user performance on the tasks on this app are self-contained and not transmitted in any way, unless the user chooses to email them to someone else. There are no in-app purchases in this app. A demo link will allow a user with internet access to view a video on YouTube to learn about the features of this app, as well as a link to our other apps in the iTunes store.

Hamaguchi Apps is dedicated to the mission of bringing high-quality apps to the general public and professionals for affordable prices. *Please contact our tech support if you are experiencing any technical issues with our apps. We will always help you troubleshoot it and get back to you generally within one business day. We cannot respond to reviews and there are generally easy solutions to every issue. [email protected]

This format is especially powerful for children with speech delays and autism spectrum disorders who need strong visual support with as little background clutter as possible. Developed by noted speech-language pathologist and author of Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know, Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP.

To find out more about this app and our other upcoming projects, visit our website: www.hamaguchiapps.com

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 06, 2014 Initial release
  • August 18, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • September 17, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $5.99
  • December 30, 2014 New version 1.3
  • January 08, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99

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